Reading business books and blogs is a great way to keep up with the latest marketing trends, research growth strategies, and pick up new life hacks. But written words will only whet your appetite for so long.
To really have your fill, I suggest incorporating videos delivered by successful entrepreneurs into your research routine.
YouTube, as ever, is the ultimate source of such content. To help you find the juiciest videos to fuel both you and your brand, I’ve compiled twelve of the very best YouTube channels for entrepreneurs.
The TEDTalks YouTube channel is a hub of epic ideas and interesting theories. Due to their popularity, you may have seen a TED talk before, and if you have, you’ll know how powerful they can be.
Their channel is buzzing with new talks every week, delivered by industry leaders from across the globe who address topics such as business, social norms, love, psychology, and everything in between.
2. Y Combinator
The Y Combinator YouTube channel is filled with Q&As with major players like Mark Zuckerberg. Their recordings are very much event-based, so you’ll be watching plenty of keynotes and presentations, too.
Gary Vaynerchuk is basically the badass of the internet entrepreneur scene. He built a $60M business in just five years, and now runs VaynerMedia, one of the world's hottest digital marketing agencies.
On his channel, he shares lots of blunt advice, 5interesting stories, business strategies, and he even answers questions on the #AskGaryVee show.
Derek Halpern runs Social Triggers, the digital marketing blog that hits the nail on the head with almost every ebook, blog post, and video it puts out.
Now, his YouTube channel hasn’t been added to in a number of months, but the content within is simply too good to ignore. Derek talks from the hip about marketing, copywriting, and sales techniques. He often refers to psychological studies to help reinforce his position on certain matters – like the color of call to action buttons for example.
5. Brian Tracey
Brian Tracey is a world renowned motivational speaker who focuses on helping people to achieve their personal and professional goals.
His channel is made up of Q&As, goal setting techniques, sales tactics, personal development videos, and more. Plus, he possesses a weirdly calming voice
6. Ramit Sethi
Ramit Sethi is the author of ‘I Will Teach You To Be Rich’, and he does pretty much just that via his YouTube channel.
He has some seriously useful business and social hacks to help you appear more confident, land more clients, and seal more sales. It’s all practical advice, and it’s all extremely well presented.
7. Tim Ferriss
The name Tim Ferriss should ring a bell. He authored the award-winning bestseller, ‘The Four Hour Work Week’ – which is an awesome read.
His YouTube channel is just as insightful as his book, thanks to interviews with people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Seth Rogan. He also uses his channel to provide subscribers with handy how tos; like how to tie a perfect tie.
Behind the scenes of even the biggest brands, are ordinary people. Behind The Brand is a YouTube channel that meets those people, and asks them all the hard-hitting questions you can think of.
So far, they have met up with the likes of Seth Godin, Tony Hawk, Jessica Biel, and others.
9. Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn is the founder of Smart Passive Income, a blog and podcast combo that teaches people how to get passive income. Smartly.
His YouTube channel consists mainly of interviews with high flying entrepreneurs, although he sometimes throws in insights from marketing experiments that he so often tinkers with.
10. Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is a social entrepreneur and bestselling author. He wrote "The Leader Who Had No Title" and "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" – two very popular titles within the entrepreneurial community.
His YouTube channel is brimming with simple yet effective videos of him discussing things like beating procrastination, waking up early, building a strong team of professionals, and so forth.
Didn’t get into Stanford? Well their YouTube channel is the next best thing. Probably.
As the name suggests, their YouTube channel is focused on the business advice given by Stanford graduates. The talks recorded are varied, but you can pick up plenty of tips on subjects like being an effective boss, empathy in business, and even reflections about life and death itself.
A shameless plug? Maybe, but the Shopify YouTube channel has some gems that are well worth watching.
The channel boasts interviews, case studies, and numerous how-to videos. Plus, Shopify users can benefit from the channel’s array of videos that pay close attention to Shopify’s selling and marketing features.
Kick Back With a Playlist
Although you can learn a thing or two from Netflix, YouTube should be your go-to place for your daily dose of business-related videos. Especially because it’s home to the twelve awesome channels listed above.
Do you subscribe to any other entrepreneurial YouTube channels? Share them with us in the comments section below!
About the Author
Kaya Ismail is a wordsmith and founder of Employ the Internet. He is a seasoned content marketer with a love for video games and coffee.